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Lachlan Macquarie: The Father of Australia (2011)

Biography of Lachlan Macquarie and his wife, Elizabeth, who arrived to govern the colony of New South Wales in Australia in 1810. In just over a decade, the couple transformed the prison colony into a proto nation.

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Grace Karskens ...
Herself - University of New South Wales (as Professor Grace Karskens)
Tom Devine ...
Himself - University of Edinbugh (as Professor Tom Devine)
Meg Douglass ...
Herself - Local Historian Mull
Robin Walsh ...
Himself - Macquarie University
Jo Currie ...
Herself - Author, 'Mull the Island and its People'
Alan Atkinson ...
Himself - St Paul's College University of Sydney (as Professor Alan Atkinson)
Paul Brunton ...
Himself - State Library of New South Wales
Marie Sullivan ...
Herself - Architect of 'Macquarie 2010'
Marie Bashir ...
Herself - Governor of New South Wales (as Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO)
John Maynard ...
Himself - University of Newcastle New South Wales (as Professor John Maynard)
James Spigelman ...
Himself - Chief Justice of New South Wales (as The Honourable James Spigelman AC)
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Lachlan Macquarie
Julie Wilson Nimmo ...
Elizabeth Macquarie
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Commissioner Bigge (as Lewis Fitzgerald)
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Biography of Lachlan Macquarie and his wife, Elizabeth, who arrived to govern the colony of New South Wales in Australia in 1810. In just over a decade, the couple transformed the prison colony into a proto nation.

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In ten years he turned a prison colony into the foundation of a nation

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26 January 2011 (Australia)  »

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AUD 509,000 (estimated)
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